John Ross' abbreviated preseason has gotten even more brief.
The Bengals wide receiver left Cincinnati's preseason finale against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half with a left knee injury and didn't return to the field. Ross briefly left the field for the locker room before returning to the sideline.
Ross will finish the preseason without a reception, which might be concerning to some, but shouldn't be taken too seriously. There are plenty of games ahead for the speedster.
Ross didn't know the severity of the injury. "Waiting to hear what they tell me," Ross told reporters after the game.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel (thumb) also made an early exit.
Here's other injury news we're tracking on this final night of the preseason:
- Tennessee Titans rookie receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) will be ready to go for Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, coach Mike Mularkey told Paul Kuharsky.
Long snapper Ryan DiSalvo is out for the rest of the preseason game with a concussion.
- Bills defensive tackle Jerel Worthy left Buffalo's game against the Detroit Lions and is being evaluated for a head injury. He did not return, the team announced.
- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Jarrod Harper left Thursday's game against the Atlanta Falcons to be evaluated for a concussion, according to the team.
- New York Jets tight end Chris Gragg did not return against the Eagles after suffering a knee and ankle injury, the team announced.
- New England Patriots cornerback Cyrus Jones (knee) left early in the team's 40-38 loss to the Giants. Jones has an MRI scheduled for Friday morning but the fear is he suffered a serious, potentially season-ending knee injury, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.
- Minnesota Vikings tight end Bucky Hodges left against the Miami Dolphins to be evaluated for a concussion. Quarterback Taylor Heinicke also left the game to be evaluated for a concussion, per the team.
- Carolina Panthers rookie wide receiver Curtis Samuel suffered an ankle injury and did not return against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Samuel told reporters his ankle inury is not serious and he will play in the opener.
- Chicago Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston (knee) and wideout Victor Cruz (knee) each left early against the Cleveland Browns. Cornerback Deiondre' Hall, safety Harold Jones-Quartey and quarterback Connor Shaw all left with hamstring injuries.
- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles said he has a strained flexor tendon in his elbow and surgery is not needed, even if it was offseason, he told reporters.